Last year I had the good fortune to attend the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala and what a Gala it was. Originally it was planned to be an event where you able to see three of the National Railway Museums 4-4-0s in steam together. However as everyone knows the legendary GWR 4-4-0 City of Truro…
Tonight’s blog post is very short, publishing a few pictures taken of the Watercress Line’s resident ex-LMS Black 5 45379 working tender-first through Ropley station.
Ropley is without doubt one of the best places to see heritage steam and diesel locomotives. I have never visited the site without there being plenty to see, which is one reason I go there whenever possible!
Following up from the blog post looking at 34051 Sir Winston Churchill in Ropley, today we take a slightly different perspective – a moving perspective on the Watercress Line!
Today we have a look at the Watercress Line’s resident ex-LMS “Black 5” 45379,
As with many other preserved line’s, last Sunday 4th November saw the last day of public service trains on the Watercress Line in 2012. The upcoming month of December will see steam return to
Despite being a regular performer on the Watercress Line and my fairly regular visits to the railway, this locomotive has had relatively little coverage here on Locoyard and it is time for that to change! Ex-LMS Black 5 45379 re-entered for the first time in forty five years in 2010 and has since become highly